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Katie Schroeder

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Would you want your tax dollars spent on an aquatic center/splash pad?

In 2019, the City of Fergus Falls released a study of the community's thoughts about building an aquatic center. At the time, the proposed outdoor aquatic center included: zero-depth entry splash pool, four 25-yard swimming lanes, diving platform, water slides, tot slide, lazy river with spray features, a zipline, and more. The estimated cost was $6.4 million, with the plan of using grants and donations for $2-3 million of the total cost.

In the Positioning Study Report, community members expressed concerns about the sustainability of the facility, location and funding. For more details, check out the full report.

Would you be willing to spend tax dollars on an aquatic center?

Some of the study members wanted the aquatic facility to be indoors, so that it would be accessible year round. Do you like the concept which was being discussed, or would you like changes to be made before supporting the project?

What would be the best location if the city did build an aquatic center?